Archive for January, 2019


Copyright infringements and image theft are still a HUGE issue for artists on Amazon and since Amazon keeps to ignore any petitions, please, whatsoever it is still our task (and a very tedious one!) to keep reporting those infringing listings and ASINs.

I have used Amazon’s mobile app to scan my photos and found many infringements. Some I may not have found by just looking for my titles and search phrases. But how to report those infringements? I have used my Amazon wishlist to pin them all onto one wishlist to keep track of them. Very handy and easy to use from my smartphone and various laptops. I can also see at a glance which ones are still availble and online and which items have already been removed without checking my emails.

If you’d like to check out my public wishlist for #stopimagetheft, please feel free to do so.

 

Update after two hours – all ASINs are reported and some have already been removed 🙂

Submitted Allegation of Infringement

Zazzle used to be my most successful print on demand store with monthly royalty payments I could count on. But for the last 2 or 3 years with templates for mass creation of new products not working, I did not spend much time creating new products. I did create a few posters with very few photos hoping potential customers or lazy me would transfer the design to other products but NAH, that never happened.

So I NEED to create more products but do not know where to start. By now, Zazzle has so many new products like Gold Gloves or Yoga Mats and I have the feeling there is not enough time in my busy day to create anything over there…

Are templates for quick creation still a good idea? Should I invest some of my precious time to create my own templates all new from scratch? But which of the over 1,200 products should I use for templates? I am really lost 😦

I have started this also as a forum topic over at Zazzle to see what other sellers come up with.

Do you have any ideas about this? Please feel free to tell me in the comments.

September 2018 brought me two more sales in my young Amazon Merch adventure which made me very proud 🙂

eattle Travel Souvenirs by Christine aka stine1: Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt in Heather Blue

Seattle Travel Souvenirs by Christine aka stine1: Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt in Heather Blue

 

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets by NYC travel souvenir gifts by Christine aka stine1

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline – PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets by NYC travel souvenir gifts by Christine aka stine1

 

The PopSocket was my first to sell on Amazon.com and made me very proud. The Rainy Day in NYC artwork is one of my bestsellers throughout all print on demand websites.

Do you have recent sales that made you proud?

I just have to share my all-time funniest and most interesting search terms and phrases that referred people to my blog at stine1.info. Some of them are weird like “Why did THIS search term lead them to MY website?” and some are valid and interesting questions I might have an answer to. Anyway, please enjoy:

 

star trek transporter room bath mat shower curtain set

Uhm yes, this one definitely rules the WTF category since I cannot remember to ever have written anything about Star Trek related shower curtains or bath mats ever… but now that I think of it, where can I buy such a set for my own bathroom?

 

how to promote zazzle products on twitter

I don’t know, maybe share them? Ok, it might be more complicated for people to actually click on your links, so you need to entice people, create click-throughs and so on. I can only recommend to re-tweet and comment and favorite… but in the end, Twitter is not really my most favorite tool to share my stuff and hoping that people will actually SEE and CLICK and BUY. It is more of a free ping service that generates automatic views or the illusion of views and service like Ebay and alike will think that your auctions (or print on demand products) are interesting and therefore push them higher in the ranking.

 

business“leave a comment” site:.info

Stop spamming in my comment boxes!

 

does zazzle have a pinterest board for their sellers to post on

Zazzle does have official Pinterest boards but none of them are group boards – as far as I know. All Zazzle related group boards I know are created and maintained by Zazzle sellers like you and me. Have you already checked out my Pinterest boards?

 

why is zazzle so expensive

I guess Zazzle is noticably more expensive than other sites like Society6, Artsadd and alike because they are an US American based company and most (if not all) products are printed in the US (for the North American market, they also print some smaller things like e.g. postcards in Europe for the European market). Society6, Artsadd and most other companies print and operate in Asia. See the reason?

 

what would jesus brew mug simpsons

You mean this one? 🙂

can i sell my zazzle products on amazon

Yes, you can. But it would be not very clever. You could list your items on Amazon’s Marketplace and use Zazzle as some kind of dropshipping service (you would have to forward every order from Amazon to Zazzle) which would take up a LOT of your time. You would also have to be doing it every day as fast as possible since Amazon buyers expect quick service and quick shipping. How yould you handle a return? Tell them to send it to Zazzle? On top of Zazzle’s rather expensive price (scroll up for the reason), you would have to pay up to 30% of the sale price to Amazon as a fee. Yes, up to 30% depending on the type of the product. Who would buy your items? No one… invest your time in something that is making more sense…

zarabiamy w internecie

Gesundheit! I had to translate this. It is Polish for “earn money online”. So welcome my friends from Poland for stopping by. How did you find me without me ever using any Polish language?

zazzle success story

Mhh, am I a successful Zazzle designer? I hope so… I should invest more of my time into Zazzle and try to increase sales and earnings though. So much to do and so little time *sigh*

how many zazzle products do you need for sales

Which one of you knows the answer? You need ONE product. You need THE one product that someone wants to buy. Period.

did society6 get bought by amazon

Not that I know, might be funny. Why would Amazon do that? They do not need Society6 to expand their business…

do eyeem premium listings make a difference

Yes they do. Premium listings – it is called “Partner” by now – means that your stock photos are also listed on sites like Getty Images, Alamy and some others with Getty being the biggest one and the most important one as far as I know. When people intend to buy a stock photo they usually do not go to EyeEm and buy it from there. Be honest: Who in his right mind does KNOW EyeEm? Getty Images is a big player, it is one of the major stock agencies and people tend to use them. Having your photos included in their market expands your customer range immensely.

Ok, “saleS” is a bit too much since I only had ONE sale on EyeEm but it was a small sale on Getty Images which tend to make me feel rather proud about it. Why? Due to the HUGE competition on Getty Images, that’s why 🙂

And I have sold a photo which I had already sold three times during 2018, so this is kind of my first bestseller 🙂

Full Frame Shot Of Grass On Field, Photo Taken In Germany, Leverkusen. Photo by Christine aka stine1 / Christine Britten - me, myself and I :-)

Full Frame Shot Of Grass On Field, Photo Taken In Germany, Leverkusen. Photo by Christine aka stine1 / Christine Britten – me, myself and I 🙂

The original photograph on EyeEm can be seen – and purchased – here for a probably smaller fee *cough*

I found this trending hashtag

#IfItWereTheMatrix

on Twitter and could not resist to share some very green-ish Santa Monica Pier products 🙂

 

Ghostly Green Santa Monica Pier by stine1 on DesignByHumans

Ghostly Green Santa Monica Pier by stine1 on DesignByHumans

Ghostly Green Santa Monica Pier
Ghostly Green Santa Monica Pier New Window Curtain 52″ x 63″(One Piece) by stine1

Augsut 2018 was my first month on Amazon Merch with sales, after having sarted to upload in July 2018. Two sales within the first 6 weeks was better than I had expected it. These are the two t-shirt I have sold on Amazon.com:

Grey bokeh Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt

Grey bokeh Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt

 

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with runners recycling

Ask me about Plogging T-Shirt with runners recycling

I admit it, I love the Seattle Space Needle since I have read the Fifty Shades Trilogy and I would do almost anything to see it live with my own eyes one day. I have no idea why, but it has become one of my goals on my bucket list. Until then, I have the miniature LEGO version in my living room and am enjoying creating fanart on various print-on-demand websites where you and I can buy some souvenirs conveniently from home. It is easier to get them delivered to your doorstep than you actually stepping into a local souvenir shop in Seattle, Washington?

Seattle Space Needle Black, White & Grey by stine1 on Redbubble with the usual POD products like pillows, t-shirts, stickers and cases.

Seattle Space Needle Black, White & Grey by stine1 on Redbubble with the usual POD products like pillows, t-shirts, stickers and cases.

Seattle Space Needle Black, White & Grey by stine1 on Redbubble

Seattle Smartphone Hüllen von stine1 bei Amazon

Smartphone Cases by stine1 from GrabYourDesign on German Amazon.de

 

Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt  by stine1 on Amazon.com

Downtown Seattle Skyline Shades of Grey and Blue T-Shirt by stine1 on Amazon.com – selling this through Amazon Merch myself

 

Seattle Space Needle Triptych by stine1 on theKase available as case for many smartphones like iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

Seattle Space Needle Triptych by stine1 on theKase available as case for many smartphones like iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

 

Seattle Space Needle Blue Watercolor by stine1 on Artsadd

Seattle Space Needle Blue Watercolor by stine1 on Artsadd has some more unusal print on demand procuts like umbrellas, sleeping masks, LOTS of different bags, underwear, fidget spinners, dresses and shoes.

 

Blue Seattle Skyline with Space Needle by stine1 on Zazzle

Blue Seattle Skyline with Space Needle by stine1 on Zazzle with a broad variety from wine stoppers, baby rompers, underwear and headphones to coffee mugs and LED candles

 

Seattle Wall Mural by stine1 on Society6 to cheer up your boring living room

Seattle Wall Mural by stine1 on Society6 to cheer up your boring living room

 

If you’d like to check out some more articles and recommendations from my blog, you may do so by browsing the tags “Seattle Souvenirs” here: https://stine1.info/tag/seattle-souvenirs/

Or connect with me on my Seattle themed Facebook fanpage here: https://www.facebook.com/50shadesseattle/

I so did not know this about Instagram and WILL have to give it a try with some of my digital artwork. Have you every tried using specific hashtags to get featured?

Artist Marketing Resources

Instagram

Artists who add hashtags to their art images get more visibility as they post their work to Instagram. Some hashtags artists use:  #abstract #abstractart  #abstract_and_contemporary_art  #acryliconcanvas  #artdealer #artwork #artcollector #artcollectors  #artforsale #apartmenttherapy  #artlovers  #atelier #artistportraits  #affordableart  #womenartists  #artbuyers  #buyart Collectart# #collecting  #decor #contemporaryart  #collect #collage #drawing #draw #drawingaday #thedailysketch #dotsofpaint #FineArtPrints #handpainted #homedecor #interiordesign #interiordecor #interiorstyling  #loveart #landscapes #livewithart #limitededition #lowbrowart  #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #officedecor #paint  #paintingforsale #pastel #pastelpainting #print #prints #printchat  #PRINTMAKING  #portrait  #sellart

Artists also tag their art images for specific collections and online galleries that feature artists– here are a few:

Art Sanity on Instagram has over 143,000 followers, and they like to showcase the best artwork from undiscovered artists on Instagram. To get your work in front of their curators tag your art images with #artsanity. Two Art Sanity curators seem to like especially feature drawings — view their tastes here and here.

artFido.com has 426,000 followers. ArtFido invites you to tag your art images…

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Long time no post or any sign of life from me, I know. I was very busy with my life and all the various print on demand websites I am still using. One newcomer for me is Spreadshirt.com and Spreadshirt.de, which have to be dealt with separately *ugh*

Q4/2018 with the Christmas sales was not the best Christmas season in all those years but I did rather well on Amazon and both Spreadshirt sites.

May I present my first three design sales on international Spreadshirt.com:

Men's T-Shirt Cleaning makes me happy... Humans not so much! by stine1

Men’s T-Shirt Cleaning makes me happy… Humans not so much! by stine1

Men’s Premium T-Shirt Music makes me happy... Humans not so much! by stine1

Men’s Premium T-Shirt Music makes me happy… Humans not so much! by stine1

Women's This Year Instead of Gifts I'm Giving my Opinion Premium T-Shirt by stine1

Women’s This Year Instead of Gifts I’m Giving my Opinion Premium T-Shirt by stine1

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